These 10 must-read books about NFL coaches include memoirs, biographies, and life and leadership lessons from some of the greatest NFL coaches of all time. Whether you’re a football coach, a football player, a football fan, or someone in charge of a group of people, you will enjoy and gain value from these 10 must-read books about NFL coaches just in time for Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football.
10 Must-Read Books About NFL Coaches
When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss
“In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.”
That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory by John Eisenberg
“The story of a team, a town, and a leader: Vince Lombardi’s first year as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, and how he turned them into a powerhouse.”
What It Takes to Be #1 : Vince Lombardi on Leadership by Vince Lombardi Jr.
“In What It Takes to Be #1, author Vince Lombardi Jr.–America’s most sought-after motivational speaker– examines the leadership qualities that his father considered essential to success. He explores the leadership philosophy of Vince Lombardi, extracts powerful lessons about what it takes to bean effective leader, and shows how to apply those qualities to one’s own life and career.”
“The last lecture on leadership by the NFL’s greatest coach: Bill Walsh.”
The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam
“Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam’s bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.”
Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion by Pete Carroll
“Win Forever is about more than winning football games; it’s about maximizing your potential in every aspect of your life. Carroll has taught business leaders facing tough challenges. He has helped troubled kids on the streets of Los Angeles through his foundation, A Better LA. His words are true in any situation: ‘If you want to win forever, always compete.'”
Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the ’80s by Bob Glauber
“How three football legends — Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Parcells — won eight Super Bowls during the 1980s and changed football forever.”
You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life by Mike Smith
“You Win in the Locker Room First offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most pressure packed leadership jobs on the planet and what leaders can learn from these experiences in order to build their own winning team.”
“New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL.”
“A behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure lives of NFL head coaches.”
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